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Nov 20, 2018

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  • Techniques, Training & Practice
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics

Caroline Clark Rivera

Anatomy Demystified

First Verified Aug 2016

First Registered Apr 2009 Teacher Profile

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About Caroline Clark Rivera


Dr. Caroline Clark Rivera began teaching human anatomy and physiology while a graduate student in Old Dominion University’s Doctorate Program in Biology. Caroline went on to become Professor of Biology at Tidewater Community College and eventually moved into higher education administration. Caroline continues to design and teach courses in human anatomy and physiology for several community colleges and universities simply because of her love of and commitment to education. A self-proclaimed “unnatural-scientist”, she de-mystifies complex matters of human physiology through uncomplicated examples using simple language. Caroline is able to break down complex ideas and theories into accessible bite-sized pieces thus making them accessible to anyone with a desire to learn.

Not only is Caroline a trained scientist, she is registered as an E-RYT200 yoga teacher, teaching asana for close to a decade, and bringing to class the scientific principles of alignment and body awareness. In addition her classroom (traditional college and yoga), Caroline is locally known for her work in developing and teaching human anatomy and physiology courses for 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour yoga teacher-training programs. 

Caroline’s unique combination of a traditional science-based education and knowledge of the subtle body offers yoga teachers-in-training a distinctive view of the importance of body awareness.

In her continuous quest to make anatomy and physiology accessible to all, Caroline has developed e-learning modules that may serve as a supplement for any 200-hour yoga teacher-training program. Caroline is currently developing modules for 500-hour programs.

Dr. Caroline Clark Rivera is a proud, community college success story – a high school dropout who went on to beat the odds. Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Master’s degree in Anthropology, Master’s degree in Biology – ABD PhD, and a PhD in Community College Leadership.


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